Larger numbers and fewer customers at Kilkenny


"The wet weather has meant that farmers buying cattle have not the same option of putting them out to grass" - Candler

Larger numbers and fewer customers at Kilkenny

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"The wet weather has meant that farmers buying cattle have not the same option of putting them out to grass" - Candler

Thursday, October 3rd saw some 1,150 entries go under the hammer with fewer customers at Kilkenny Mart.

The mart’s auctioneer George Candle noted that trade was “challenging” for heavy bullocks and plainer, Friesian-types.

He outlined that quality cull cows and heifers met a steady trade.

"The wet weather has meant that farmers buying cattle have not the same option of putting them out to grass as in the previous weeks.”

“It also means that if this broken weather continues animals will need to be housed much earlier than last year.”

“Heavy cattle are difficult to sell with the €2 per kilo mark been only breached on a few occasions for top-quality cattle,” Candler added.

Bullocks - €1.40-€2.45/kg or €500-€1,590/head;

  • X1 LM – 780kg - €1,590;

  • 8 HE – 710kg - €1,145

  • 1 CH – 630kg - €1,400;

  • 4 LM – 610kg - €1,280;

  • 1 AA – 590kg - €1,050;

  • 4 CH – 575kg - €1,300;

  • 2 LM – 550kg - €1,230;

  • 6 FR – 535kg - €800;

  • 1 FR – 480kg - €750;

  • 2 LM – 435kg - €1,055;

  • 2 LM – 395kg - €910;

  • 2 LM – 360kg - €900;

  • 2 FR – 340kg - €570.

Heifers - €1.50-€2.97/kg or €550-€1,390;

  • 2 LM – 490kg - €1,090;

  • 3 LM – 460kg - €1,030;

  • 7 AA – 440kg - €800;

  • 1 CH – 370kg - €1,100;

  • 2 CH – 340kg - €770.

Cull cows:

  • FR cull cows - €0.70-€1.40/kg;

  • Continental cull cows - €1.20-€1.75/kg.

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